Beautiful certificate from the White Star Line, Limited
in 1927. This historic document has an
ornate border with a vignette of the company's famous White Star Logo. This item has the hand signatures of the company’s director and secretary and is
over 89 years old. The White Star Certificates, with their logo, are very difficult to find.
1850: Founded in Liverpool, specialized on trade with Australian gold mines.
1867: Thomas Henry Ismay buys the line.
1869: The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company is found to establish the White Star Line in transatlantic service.
1891: The "Tuetonic" wins the Blue Ribbon of the Atlantic.
1899: Maiden voyage of the "Oceanic", the largest ship of the world in 1899.
1901: Maiden voyage of the "Celtic" and "Cedric", who are even larger than the "Oceanic".
1902: The American International Mercantile Marine Company IMM buys the line.
1907: Decision to build three ships of the Olympic-class: "Olympic", "Titanic" and "Gigantic".
1908: July 31st: These ships are ordered at Harland & Wolff in Belfast.
1908: December 16th: Beginning of the construction of the "Olympic".
1909: March 31st: Beginning of the construction of the "Titanic".
1911: May 31st: Launching of the "Titanic", the largest and most luxurious ship of the world in 1912.
1912: April 10th: Maiden voyage of the "Titanic" from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg and Queenstown (Cork).
1912: April 14th: At 11.40pm the "Titanic" collides with an iceberg.
1912: April 15th: At 2.20am the "Titanic" sinks and more than 1500 people die.
1914: Launching of the "Britannic", which should have the name "Gigantic".
1915: The "Britannic" becomes a hospital ship.
1916: The "Britannic" collides with a mine. 30 people die, the ship sinks in one hour.
1935: The White Star Line and the Cunard Line combine. Name of the new company: Cunard White Star.
History from OldCompany.com
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